FIFA World Cup 2022 – Portugal in Group H

Portugal are in Group H for the FIFA World Cup in Qatar. This draw means Portugal will face off against Uruguay, South Korea and Ghana. Portugal will be hoping to perform significantly better than in recent tournaments, having only gone past the last 16 once in their last six attempts, back in 2006 when they reached the semi-finals before losing 1-0 to France.  A Seleção will come … Continue reading FIFA World Cup 2022 – Portugal in Group H

João Cancelo Scoops Talento que Marca o Mundo Prize for December

Manchester City full-back João Cancelo is the December winner of the Liga Portugal Talento que Marca o Mundo prize for his fantastic performances in December. In what was a very busy month for Cancelo and City, he played six times in the Premier League, helping his side to six successive victories and contributing a goal and an assist in the process. The award was recently … Continue reading João Cancelo Scoops Talento que Marca o Mundo Prize for December

Portuguese Involvement in the UEFA Champions League Round of 16: All You Need to Know

After a botched first attempt, the last 16 draw for the UEFA Champions League is here! As usual, there is plenty of Portuguese participation across Europe’s elite football tournament, with all but two ties featuring Portuguese players and/or coaches. Aaron Barton for Próxima Jornada gives you all you need to know. A reminder that the last 16 will commence after the January transfer window, so … Continue reading Portuguese Involvement in the UEFA Champions League Round of 16: All You Need to Know

Os Arquivos – The Euros Countdown

Seven tournaments. Seven special episodes. We are less than a month away from UEFA Euro 2020! Portugal head into the tournament as defending champions (Obrigado Éder) and will be looking to once again go all the way. At Próxima Jornada, we were thinking of ways to bring new, fresh content surrounding the European Championships that is solely focused on A Seleção, and then the idea … Continue reading Os Arquivos – The Euros Countdown

UEFA Champions League Quarter-Final – With A Portuguese Twist

UEFA today announced the quarter-final draw for the Champions League, with Porto the sole Portuguese representatives left in the tournament. Aside from Os Dragões, there are lots of Portuguese players plying their trade across Europe who still remain in the competition. Aaron Barton looks at some of the players to watch in the last eight of Europe’s illustrious club tournament. Diogo Jota Club – Liverpool … Continue reading UEFA Champions League Quarter-Final – With A Portuguese Twist

Scout Report #002 – Francisco Conceição

For the second instalment of The Scout Report Series, we have decided to go with someone a little less well-known on the world stage, a player with just two cameos to his name thus far for the Porto first team. However, those who have been following Francisco ‘Chico’ Conceição’s progress through the various Porto and Seleção youth levels, know that he is one of the … Continue reading Scout Report #002 – Francisco Conceição

Portugal’s New Golden Generation

A Seleção, Portugal’s national team, is currently enjoying the best period in its 99-year history. Fernando Santos’ men are the current European champions, UEFA Nations League champions and have one of the best squads in world football both in terms of quality and depth. However, even after all of the glory and ecstasy of the previous four years, there is a strong feeling in Portugal … Continue reading Portugal’s New Golden Generation

Portugal, A New Home for English Talent

In the last few hours, 16-year-old Benicio Boater-Bakey put pen to paper on a deal that sees him join FC Porto in a move that will see him initially link up with the Dragons youth sides, with an ultimate goal of promotion to the first team. Just two weeks ago the same club announced the arrival of Danny Loader, the 21-year-old ex-Reading man who also … Continue reading Portugal, A New Home for English Talent

Relegation/Promotion Play-off Introduced Next Season

Today’s general assembly between the professional clubs in Portugal has brought about a new rule change that will be introduced next season, the 2020/21 campaign regarding promotion and relegation.Currently, the bottom two sides in Primeira Liga are automatically relegated to Liga Pro (Portugal’s second tier) and the top two teams from LigaPro are automatically promoted to the Primeira Liga. However, next season a third team … Continue reading Relegation/Promotion Play-off Introduced Next Season

Pepa’s Paços Push on

Paços de Ferreira was victorious yet again last night, running out 3-1 winners away at Tondela. Douglas Tanque scored a brace in the first half before Yohan Tavares scored an own goal which wrapped up all three points for the Pacenses. This victory is just the latest in a string of impressive performances from Pepa’s men, who are currently the most in-form team in Portugal … Continue reading Pepa’s Paços Push on

Lisbon to host UEFA Champions League: Confirmed

UEFA have confirmed that the 2019/20 Champions League quarter-finals, semi-finals and final will be played as a straight knockout tournament in Lisbon in August. All these ties will be single-leg fixtures. The date for the competitions return is the 7th of August and the fixtures will be split between Sporting CP’s Estádio José Alvalade and SL Benfica’s Estádio da Luz. UEFA are yet to make … Continue reading Lisbon to host UEFA Champions League: Confirmed

Primeira Liga Returns | Jornada 25: Review

Portuguese football is back! Primeira Liga returned to our screens this week with Jornada 25. The match-week started on Wednesday 3rd of June and stretched to Sunday 7th June, with at least one game being played every night. The games were, of course, played behind closed doors which made for strange viewing but it is something that we, as football fans must get used to, … Continue reading Primeira Liga Returns | Jornada 25: Review